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I am by no means an expert in Homeschooling, but I do have some insights that I have gleaned along the way.
- Know you child’s learning style is currently because it will come in when your deciding on curriculum.
- Try not to Google, Homeschool, you’ll just end up with so many searches it will make your head spin.
- Talk to everyone you know who homeschools and filter the information with your child’s learning style.
- Resist the urge to buy buy buy. Give a curriculum a little while to work before you chuck it out, and be discerning even when you do. The curriculum may not be the only problem.
- Don’t compare your child to Joey or Sandi. Your child is yours and is unique (isn’t that why your homeschooling?).
- Your house will be a mess! Say it again, your house will be a mess! I am a clean person but lets face it we live here 24/7 and by living we do projects, cook, bake, play, and everyday it could be the same thing. I have learned to relax more with my house and pay more attention to the people in it. They have chores to do, and so do I, but cleaning is not going to interfere with relationships.
- Have a hobby, and one that might get you out of the house from time to time. Join a book club, gym, or business that allows you time with adults.
- Keep learning yourself. Be an example to your kids of someone who enjoys learning new things, and let them see you “studying.”
- When asked the question “why do you homeschool?” kindly reply with “it is what works with my family.” That answer has helped countless arguments over a conviction that few will understand.
- This decision is between God, you, and your husband. Let others have opinions but weigh them carefully with what you 3 have chosen to do.
- It will be hard, but we want to teach/model how to persevere between author and perfecter. It is a season that will end, but the harvest will continue long after you.
- Be blessed in your decision.